By becoming a personal trainer, not only are you setting yourself up for a successful career in your home country, but it’s the perfect job to take you all over the world!
Is there anything better than travelling the world… and getting paid to do it! And no, we’re not talking about Instagram influencer or travel bloggers, although that may be a path you choose to take after graduating.
What we’re alluding to is the opportunity to take the skills you learn as part of our Certificate in Personal Training and applying them in a range of job prospects all over the globe. This course can lead to a ‘world’ of opportunities, as we’ve outlined below:
Fitness Class Instructor IN HOTELS/RESORTS
When fitness fanatics travel, they often make sure to stay at hotels with gyms or fitness centres, some of which even run group classes. This is your opportunity to run sessions such as bootcamps, boxing workouts, high-intensity (HIIT), circuit, spin or strength training, and much more. Often, larger hotels and resort chains have these resources available to guests, and jobs can often come and go quite frequently.
Personal Trainer IN HOTELS/RESORTS
Many hotels take their fitness services to the next level and offer Personal Training sessions for guests, which is your opportunity to train clients one-on-one. Although you only have as long as that person is checked-in to the hotel, you can still have a short and effective impact on their fitness training. It’s about quickly assessing your client’s needs and putting together a short program for them so they can make the most of their time with you. Plus, if you do join a hotel or resort chain, there’s the possibility that they’ll send you to locations all over the world.
Personal Trainer ON A CRUISE SHIP
Similar to working in hotels, you can also use your skills set on cruise ships, which often offer complimentary personal training sessions to guests onboard. You can often spend days or weeks at sea, and guests need to find ways to keep themselves entertained, with fitness classes or one-one-sessions being a popular pastime. Plus, you get the benefit of travelling from country-to-country and enjoying life on board these floating cities.
Travel As A PT ON-THE-GO
If you’re lucky enough, you may work with someone or a family who is willing to take you on their travels so they can maintain their fitness levels whilst on-the-go. Your best opportunities here are most likely with high-profile businessmen/women who travel a lot for work. These prospects are quite rare, but if you make a name for yourself as a personal trainer, you could become sought-after in this area.
Otherwise known as wellness breaks or fitness holidays, these retreats are designed to allow guests to both get away from home and absorb themselves in the ultimate life of healthy living. These opportunities are becoming far more popular, particularly in South-East Asia. Often these programs are two-to-three weeks in duration and include a stringent schedule involving both eating and fitness times. Guests often use these trips to detox, relax or to re-invent themselves.
Local FITNESS jobs
The most common opportunities come from just looking for jobs in gyms or fitness centres in other cities around the world. Once you build up experience as a PT and a good reputation, you’ll be able to take your talents elsewhere. International job sites such as Indeed and LinkedIn will show you all the available positions in the location you intend on travelling to.
So, does travelling as a personal trainer appeal to you? It all starts with studying the Certificate in Personal Training so you’re qualified and ready to take on the industry!